Prince leads UCLA over Washington State 43-7Nov 15, 2009 - 1:32 AM By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press Writer
PULLMAN, Wash.(AP) -- Kevin Prince threw for 314 yards and ran for a touchdown as UCLA beat Washington State 43-7 on Saturday in a showdown of the bottom two teams in the Pacific-10.
Chane Moline ran for three touchdowns as UCLA (5-5, 2-5 Pac-10) kept alive its hopes of getting a bowl bid. The Bruins have games left against Arizona State and Southern Cal.
Washington State (1-9, 0-7) lost its seventh straight game, and was held to just 181 yards, while giving up 556 yards to UCLA. Quarterback Marshall Lobbestael, starting in place of injured Jeff Tuel, was intercepted on his first three series. The Cougars were playing their first home game in a month.
Prince, who suffered a concussion and missed the second half of last week's victory over Washington, completed 27 of 40 passes and ran for 76 yards.
Lobbestael on the third play of the game threw an interception to Akeem Ayers. On UCLA's first play from scrimmage, Prince threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Embree. The Cougars have yet to lead in regulation time this season.
On WSU's next possession, Lobbestael was intercepted by Rahim Moore, who leads the nation with nine picks. But the Bruins had to punt.
Lobbestael was intercepted by Ayers on WSU's next series. Moline punched over from the 2 for a 14-0 UCLA lead. WSU has been outscored 159-3 in the first quarter this season.
Prince scrambled 68 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter. The Bruins also picked up a safety.
Kevin Lopina replaced Lobbestael midway through the second quarter. He ran 36 yards late in the second quarter, but fumbled the ball on the tackle to kill WSU's best scoring threat of the half. Kai Forbath turned that fumble recovery into a 38-yard field goal to give UCLA a 26-0 halftime lead.
Jeffrey Solomon caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Lopina late in the third quarter to put WSU on the scoreboard. But Prince marched the Bruins 81 yards on the next series and Moline ran over from the 7 for a score. Moline ran 16 yards for another touchdown in the fourth.
Lopina completed 7 of 14 for 102 yards.
UCLA's 43 points were the most this season for the Bruins, which came in averaging just 20 points per game. Washington State ranks second from the bottom nationally in scoring, averaging just 14 points per game.
Tuel injured his knee in last weekend's blowout loss at Arizona.
UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel has never lost to the Cougars in seven outings as a coach.
- NCAAF FINAL
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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UCLA 14 12 3 14 43
WASHST 0 0 7 0 7 FINAL
1ST QUARTER: UCLA - TD, TAYLOR EMBREE 27 YD PASS FROM
KEVIN PRINCE (KAI FORBATH
KICK), 1:24. UCLA 7-0
UCLA - TD, CHANE MOLINE 2 YD RUN (KAI
FORBATH KICK), 9:44. UCLA 14-0
2ND QUARTER: UCLA
Nov 14 8:11 PM
WASHST 7 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Nov 14 8:11 PM
WASHST 7 11:56 LEFT, 4TH QTR
UCLA 43, Washington State 7 4th - 11:56Nov 14 7:44 PM
WASHST 7 14:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR
UCLA 36, Washington State 7 4th - 14:55Nov 14 7:35 PM
WASHST 7 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR
Nov 14 7:31 PM
WASHST 7 1:56 LEFT, 3RD QTR
UCLA 29, Washington State 7 3rd - 1:56Nov 14 7:26 PM
WASHST 0 9:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR
UCLA 29, Washington State 0 3rd - 9:59Nov 14 7:05 PM
WASHST 0 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR
UCLA 26, Washington State 0 HalfNov 14 6:31 PM
WASHST 0 10:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR
UCLA 23, Washington State 0 2nd - 10:46Nov 14 6:02 PM
WASHST 0 13:04 LEFT, 2ND QTR
UCLA 21, Washington State 0 2nd - 13:04Nov 14 5:54 PM
WASHST 0 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Nov 14 5:47 PM
WASHST 0 5:16 LEFT, 1ST QTR
UCLA 14, Washington State 0 1st - 5:16Nov 14 5:37 PM
WASHST 0 13:36 LEFT, 1ST QTR
UCLA 7, Washington State 0 1st - 13:36Nov 14 5:14 PM
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